Mirage fighter slips off runway after aborting takeoff

A Mirage 2000 fighter jet left the runway after the pilot aborted takeoff due to a malfunction warning light at Taichung Ching Chuan Kang Air Base this afternoon, and both pilot and aircraft are reported safe.

Air Force Command confirmed by press release earlier this evening that a Mirage 2000-5 single-seater fighter performing a routine combat training mission was scheduled to take off at 2:00 pm, but when accelerating on the runway, a malfunction warning light suddenly lit up. The pilot immediately decelerated and braked, but the aircraft ran out of runway before it was able to come to a complete stop.

On inspection, it was found that the tire on the right side landing gear was deflated, and the tire on the left side was punctured.

An Air Force Command task force is currently investigating the cause of the incident.

Taiwan English News is an independent publication with no corporate funding. Subscribe to Taiwan English News to receive the latest news via email. Advertising queries are welcome. Share, like, comment below, and please, buy me a coffee. I really need it.
Buy Me A Coffee

Comment and discuss this story

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.